The second upper bracket semi-final at EPICENTER Wild Card Qualifier featured Swole Patrol and HellRaisers. The series kicked off on Inferno with the CT-sided North Americans claiming the pistol victory thanks to Edgar "MarKE" Jimenez's 1vs2 clutch.
HellRaisers hit back in the following round as Özgür "woxic" Eker and Vladyslav "bondik" Nechyporchuk got double kills to make it 1-1. Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow & company opened up Swole Patrol's defense with ease until the eleventh round when they needed woxic to clutch a 1vs2 (10-1).
HellRaisers finished the first half with a 12-3 lead and made it 14-3 by winning the first two rounds in the second half. Issa "ISSAA" Murad clutched a 1vs2 to give HellRaisers twelve match points but they only needed one of them as they closed out the map 16-3.
HellRaisers got off to a blazing start on Cache as CTs, securing the first eight rounds. Ryan "freakazoid" Abadir’s opening kill in the ninth round gave Swole Patrol their first round but HellRaisers went on to end the half 12-3 ahead.
Bence "DeadFox" Böröcz’s ace in the second pistol extended HellRaisers's lead to 13-3 and they went on to win the map 16-7. With the 2-0 series victory, HellRaisers have moved on to the upper bracket final where they will face Virtus.pro for a spot at the main event. Swole Patrol, on the other hand, will take on 5POWER with their tournament lives on the line.
|Swole Patrol||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Edgar 'MarKE' JimenezMarKE||28 - 33||-5||70.5||0.82|
|Braxton 'swag' Pierceswag||20 - 31||-11||67.6||0.75|
|Austin 'Cooper-' AbadirCooper-||22 - 37||-15||58.1||0.63|
|Jordan 'Zellsis' MontemurroZellsis||19 - 35||-16||54.7||0.60|
|Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadirfreakazoid||19 - 38||-19||55.4||0.59|